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In Nz 2002 freelander hse2.5. Vehicle changes to HDC mode when driving normally. Will reset but problem just returns.

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Hill Descent Control Information
The lamp illuminates when the driver selects Hill Descent Control (HDC), to inform the driver that the system is enabled. If the lamp flashes, the system cannot enable HDC due to excessive speed or incorrect gear selection.
HDC Activity Status: The signal informs the instrument pack if the HDC function is enabled or disabled. If the HDC function is disabled, the HDC lamp will flash to indicate that the incorrect gear is selected or the vehicle is travelling at excessive speed for HDC operation. The signal is originated from the ABS ECU.

Hill Descent Control Fault The lamp illuminates if a fault is detected within the HDC system, providing the driver with a visible warning.
HDC Fault Status: The signal is a combination of the HDC activity and fault messages and is only illuminated when the ABS system detects a HDC function fault. The signal is originated from the ABS ECU.
Check your brake fluid and brake pads. This will also trigger the HDC light. If Brakes and fluid are OK, have the PCM codes scanned, this way you'll know exactly where the problem is. You can have the codes scanned for FREE at AutoZone, Checkers or similar auto parts, they will give you a print out with the fault codes numbers and their description.
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